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PSA: תיקון סופרים וקוראים "מסורה" תל-אביב תשכ"ב

I used the above tikkun for the Eicha I posted about and it has at least one error in that amud alone. The last word should read מלבו  not מלב. Anyone who uses this tikkun should probably check their writing against a different one.

Rav Friedlander on paskening from a computer image

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Rav Mordechai Friedlander Shlitah


During my recent trip to Eretz Yisroel I met with Rav Mordechai Friedlander, M'T of the Vaad Mishmeres Stam (Yerushalayim) and of the Eidah. Rav Friedlander gave me kabollah 12 years ago and I have been in touch with him many times over the years.

For those who have not met him, Rav Friedlander is a world leading posek and is extremely knowledgeable. He is also very approachable, tolerant and broadminded (perhaps because he is American), and he understands the mentality and nuances of different groups within the frum world.

One of the things I discussed with him was this forum. I showed it to him on my laptop and he seemed quite impressed. He felt that it was partuicularly beneficial for sofrim such as myself living in "Chutz laaretz" where there is no real organized support for sofrim and others in the field of Stam.

I asked him if one can…